At Google IO 2013, Google made it clear what the future of GWT is. The future is quite bright for GWT given the roadmap that Google and community have rolled out. The next major release will include full support for Java 7 & 8 and support for mobile browsers with a new set of mobile optimized widgets. Google is also opening up the process for how GWT will be developed and governed moving forward. It will now be community driven which is great news for the future of open source GWT.